from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A division of marsupials, including the opossums.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Foot-handed mammals—that is, the lemurs: a synonym of Prosimiæ, Lemuroidea, and Strepsirrhina. Also Pedimani.
  • n. A group of marsupial or didelphian mammals, the American opossums: so called from the hand-like structure and function of both hind and fore feet. It has lately been adopted as one of eight “orders” of marsupial mammals.


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